Faculty Advisor

Faber, Brenton


Naturalization to the “Paramedic’s gaze” enables students to use “embodied rhetorical action” and understand these actions within the context of Paramedicine. An ethnomethodological design is used to study pedagogy in a Paramedic certificate program. “Black Boxing” through heuristic formalizations provide attunement and habitus formation while shrouding the actors of medical ambiguity. Tracing the levels of abstraction co-constructing these actions reveal the hegemonic influence of the medical profession and the exigency to develop a more professionalizing autonomy in the field of Paramedicine.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2019


Professional Writing

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

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